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Biodiversity in Schools Project

A successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for taking forward a Biodiversity in Schools project is enabling at least an additional 18 schools in Barnsley to benefit over a three year period to 2016.

The main aim of the Biodiversity in Schools project is to help children, young people and their parents appreciate the value of our natural environment and learn how to become involved in its conservation.

The project will raise awareness of natural heritage and biodiversity in 18 schools.

The approach has the school grounds as its focus and involves the school children in practical activities to learn about their natural heritage and to promote its conservation.

It includes:


To express interest in this project please complete the form on:

Biodiversity in schools

Volunteers would be welcome to help with this project - more information is provided here

Training manual produced

BIS Guidance for Schools and Volunteers.pdf

New schools in Biodiversity in Schools HLF project

Athersley South primary school

Birdwell primary school

Brampton Ellis CE primary school

Brierley primary school

Gawber primary school

Greenfield primary school

Holy Trinity CE RC school (3-16)

Horizon Community College

Jump primary school

Netherwood ALC (11-16)

Royston Summerfield primary

Sandhill primary school

Tankersley St Peter’s primary

The Forest Academy (primary)

Thurgoland CE primary school

West Meadows primary school

Wilthorpe primary school

Worsbrough Common prim sch

Management advice for these 18 schools is given in the links.

Schools from  the previous pilot project are also supported.

Cudworth Birkwood prim  school

Dodworth CE VA primary school

Hoylandswaine primary school

Keresforth Road primary school

Milesfield primary school

Oxspring primary school

Queens Road Academy

Shawlands Primary School.

The Ellis CE VA primary school

Thurlstone primary school

Ward Green primary school

Production: Rob Raiswell, Bob Britton, Colin Graham, Peter Roberts.

HLF Biodiversity in Schools project poster display